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Talking Points: Real Estate Update | 20 September 2021

Colliers Asia - Research - Talking Points Fortnightly Real Estate Update

Real estate insights and recommendations for occupiers and investors in Asia Pacific based on the previous fortnight’s market events.

Markets in focus this week:


Australia – Retail

The future of Sydney retail demand

Market fundamentals have shifted over the past 18 months, with changing consumer shopping preferences pushing the envelope of traditional retail. Retailers have improved their technological offerings, in store safety and supply chains to establish the most efficient and enjoyable shopping experiences.

The Future Demand Series explores key themes underpinning future growth in each sector beyond 2021, with this second part of the series focusing on the retail sector.

For more insights, reach out to Michael Bate.

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East China - Business Parks

Embracing the wisdom, creating the campus

While smart business park campus development is still in the initial stages, successful projects will make extensive use of digital technology to provide seamlesss business support services and an attractive environment for employees.

We recommend focusing technology on improving the campus’ attractiveness to leading industries, solving pain points in the occupancy and meeting daily human needs with a smart, green and comfortable environment.

For more insights, reach out to Kevin Yuan.

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South Korea – Industrial & logistics

Logistics investment trends and strategic occupier movements

Major tenants of large logistics centres, including e-commerce operators, couriers, and distributors, are all focusing on optimized strategies for fulfillment and last mile delivery. This is making the investment climate more competitive as development permits become more difficult to obtain, leading to our expection that suitable land prices will continue to increase.

For more insights, reach out to Judy Jang.

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For more real estate research insights across Asia Pacific, reach out to our experts Nicholas Wilson, Chris Dibble and Joanne Henderson.


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Michael Bate

Head of Retail

Retail Agency

Sydney CBD

My professional knowhow stems from an extensive career in retail property development, project leasing, site acquisition and disposals and property management.

I joined Colliers International after holding the position of National Business Manager for Stockland Commercial for 9 years. During this time I was responsible for the acquisition and disposal of just over $750M worth of Retail and Commercial assets.

Prior to my Capital Transactions role in Commercial Property, I was the Regional General Manager Leasing for the Stockland Shopping Centre portfolio.

Prior to Stockland, I was the National Leasing Manager for Lend Lease Retail here in Australia. I worked on some of Australia’s leading Retail projects including, Casuarina Darwin, Melbourne Central, Sunshine Plaza and Smithfield in QLD and Woden in the ACT. I was the Lend Lease Asset Manager for the Kiwi Income Fund and worked on several of their retail projects in New Zealand.

Prior to Lend Lease, I was a National Director with Jones Lang Wootton in both WA and NSW and ran the National Project Leasing team for again some of Australia’s best retail assets and Portfolios.

I also have a lengthy career in the media working for John Fairfax and Sons in TV and Radio for many years.

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Judy Jang

Associate Director



Judy Jang has joined Colliers International Korea as Associate Director of Research & Advisory Services in March 2018. She is responsible for research outputs and will play a major role to drive a more client-oriented research approach to support business win rate.

Judy has over 13 years of experience in real estate business and 6 years in IT industry. Prior to joining Colliers, she has served as a Head of Research for 7 years in Cushman & Wakefield Korea. She also had worked at Golden Bridge Property Management (Vanguarz Asset), Polaris HQ, LAN bird Technology Company, and Alibaba Korea.


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Nicholas Wilson

Director, Head of Research | Capital Markets Asia

Capital Markets


Nick joined Colliers as Director, Head of Investor and Developer Research, Asia in April 2021. Nick is responsible for the provision of thought leadership and research covering the investor and developer markets across Asia. He delivers market leading insights and actionable research to support Colliers' clients in their investment strategy and understanding of the latest trends. 

Nick has over 12 years of experience in researching real estate markets in Asia Pacific, covering a range of different geographies and sectors, as well as themes related to direct markets, indirect investment trends and real estate debt markets. Prior to joining Colliers, Nick worked for JLL in roles based in Australia, Singapore and Japan and was most recently the Head of Capital Markets Research for Asia Pacific. 


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New Zealand

Chris Dibble

National Director | Colliers Partnerships, Research & Communications

Research and Communications

Auckland CBD

Chris Dibble oversees three key business units at Colliers New Zealand - Colliers Partnerships, Research and Communications.

Colliers Partnership priorities focus on support initiatives that drive collaboration, best practice learning, cost efficiencies, and growth opportunities across the wider Colliers franchise network.

As the head of research for Colliers, Chris oversees the collaboration and delivery of award-winning research reports. He is a regular presenter and market commentator, often discussing the latest insights on current and future property trends.

Chris also leads  PR and communications for Colliers. He works with in-house and external writers to curate an audience-focused content delivery strategy. 

With over 15 years of experience and university qualifications in economics, geography, marketing and property, Chris provides a multi-disciplinary approach that assists a broad range of clients and internal stakeholders.

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Joanne Henderson

National Director | Research


Sydney CBD

Joanne has over 15 years of experience working within property research and specialising in property data.  Having previously managed a real estate data product with over 70 subscribers, Joanne has a strong track record of maintaining client relationships as well as delivering quality real estate data and insights.

Joanne leads and manages the Colliers Edge product which is the Colliers premium research data product for clients. Her role also includes maintaining and improving data management systems that the Research and wider business teams use to store and utilise our valuable datasets.

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